Mount Hibok-Hibok, also known as Catarman Volcano, is a stratovolcano on Camiguin Island in the Philippines. It is one of the active volcanoes in the country and part of the Pacific ring of fire.
Hibok-Hibok has six hot springs (Ardent Spring, Tangob, Bugong, Tagdo, Naasag and Kiyab), three craters (Kanangkaan Crater, site of the 1948 eruption; Itum Crater, site of 1949 eruption, an ...
d Ilihan Crater, site of 1950 eruption).
Mt. Hibok-Hibok is a popular hiking destination in Camiguin island. A permit from the DENR office in Mambajao is required. It normally takes 3??"5 hours to reach the summit; the usual jump-off is Ardent Hot Springs in Mambajao. Views from the summit include the nearby White Island, Bohol to the north, Eastern Mindanao to the east and the island of Siquijor to the west. The mossy crater of Camiguin's past eruption can also be seen.
Mt. Vulcan can be hiked by way of the Stations of the Cross or The Walkway in Bonbon, Catarman. On the trail are the statues depicting the Roman Catholic Stations of the Cross, which are 14 events in the crucifixion of Jesus, at intervals on the climb. They are a memorial to the dead from the last eruption in the 1950s. Mt. Vulcan, which is locally called the Old Volcano, is a contradiction as it is actually the youngest volcano on the island, formed in the 1871 eruption.
Mount Hibok-Hibok or Catarman Volcano News
Climbing my first ever legit mountain was such an experienced. My previous trekking and spelunking intensity were trashed by our day hike to the crater of an active volcano, Mt. Hibok Hibok, in Camiguin. Not only that I was preoccupied by the places that we are about to see in Camiguin but I didn't research about Mt. Hibok Hibok at all. I felt a bit irresponsible at that part, I never taken into account the risks and responsibilities of a hiker. Having said that, the night that we met with our professional hike guide, he gave us a brief description and pointers on what to expect along the trai ...
Hibok-Hibok Volcano Observatory offers a great view of Camiguin's coastal area and a basic knowledge of seismology and volcanology. Like a thorny rose, behind the beauty of Camiguin island is a looming cataclysm because of its active volcano. It's a relief that the team from the Department of Science and Technology in cooperation with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology is constantly monitoring the potential eruption of this volcano and ensures that everyone's warned before it happens.
The thing about adulting is that its difficult to meet the people you usually hang out with before. So when an opportunity came, my Palawan and Buscalan gang, decided to go hiking around the famed "Island of Fire" Camiguin. We were supposed to hike its highest peak Timpoong but due to some inevitable circumstances, we decided to visit Mt. Hibok-hibok instead.
Camiguin Island, located at the northernmost part of main land mindanao is popularly dubbed as the "Island Born of Fire". It is said to be the country's most beautiful island enriched with plethora of natural wonders and historical riches. A peaceful dreamland of pristine waterfalls, lush rainforests, volcanic edifices, hot and cold springs, numerous coastlines dotted with marine sanctuaries with exotic marine life. The remoteness is quite dissuading, but do not be discouraged, to both the adventurer and urban dweller; Camiguin is Paradise.
En Route to Benoni
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Camiguin Island, Philippines
The scenic Province of Camiguin. The Island Born of Fire. Having the most number of Volcanoes per square kilometer than any other island on planet earth.
Time of Visit: Thanksgiving 2016
In order of appearance:
- White Island
- Tuasan Falls
- Katibawasan Falls
- Mt. Hibok-Hibok
- Mantigue Island
Located in Camiguin, the Island Born of Fire, is an active stratovolcano and dome complex with a height of 1332 meters above sea level. It had five major eruptions during the modern history and the last one happened during the 1950's and has three crater lakes namely Kanangkaan, Itum and Ilihan which are viewable from the crater rim summit. It is rich in flora and fauna ranging from wild orchids to mossy outgrowths and is accessible through the Yumbing and Ardent Trails. One can see the White Island Sandbar from the top and a 360 degree view of the whole island.
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